Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): Structural Object Classes for Named Objects
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Network Working Group                                        M. Stroeder
Internet-Draft                                         December 16, 2012
Intended status: Informational
Expires: June 19, 2013

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): Structural Object Classes
                           for Named Objects
                     draft-stroeder-namedobject-00

Abstract

   This document defines structural object classes that can be used when
   no other structural object class seems suitable.  Especially the
   object classes will give the possibility to associate a common name
   and a free-from description with the object.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Object Class Definitions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     2.1.  'namedObject' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     2.2.  'namedPolicy' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   3.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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1.  Introduction

   Standards for LDAP directories often define additional schema
   elements, especially auxiliary object classes that are intended to
   hold various attributes needed by that standard.  When adding entries
   with such an auxiliary object class it is up to the directory
   operator to choose an appropriate structural object class required to
   add the entry.  Often the structural object classes used were defined
   for other purposes and thus seem too complex for this simple purpose.

   Inspired by unfinished [I-D.howard-namedobject] this document defines
   structural object classes, 'namedObject' and 'namedPolicy'.  Only
   attributes defined in [RFC4519] are used within these simple object
   classes.  Arbitrary auxiliary object classes may be thus associated
   with entries which have such a structural object class.

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

   This document is being discussed on the ldapext@ietf.org mailing
   list.

2.  Object Class Definitions

   The object classes definitions in this section are using the
   following attributes defined in [RFC4519]: 'cn', 'description' and
   'serialNumber'.

   The mandantory attribute 'cn' SHOULD be used to form the RDN of the
   entry if there are no other appropriate naming attributes available.
   If the optional attribute 'serialNumber' contains a value it MAY be
   used to form the RDN of the entry.  Other attributes allowed by
   auxiliary classes also MAY be used for naming purposes.

   LDAP clients displaying a list of entries of these object classes
   should use mandantory attribute 'cn' to display select lists, hyper-
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